Saif accepted that he went through horrible phases of insecurity in the past. He stated that those insecurities came from things such as directors like Kunal Kapoor not repeating him. He talked about going through angst in the last 18 years of his career. However, now it didn't matter to him anymore. Saif also gave another example of his insecurity - Siddharth Anand took Ranbir Kapoor for his next movie instead of him. For a change Saif at that time gained the confidence to wish Siddharth Anand good luck for his next venture. Saif then changing the subject said that he has a new philosophy in his career, the Buddhist path. He believes that if he is doing good or bad it is part of the cycle.
Saif wants to pursue a secret dream. He wants to lead the life of his father. Saif thinks his father ( Mansoor Ai Khan Pautadi ) knew the right time to walk away. He loves his father's approach to life in general. He believes his father had the strongest influence on him. He then says," He is a tiger and it is always been his rules he lived by".